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Clinic design for safety during the pandemic: safety or teamwork, can we only pick one?

Lim L, Zimring CM, DuBose JR, et al. Clinic design for safety during the pandemic: safety or teamwork, can we only pick one? HERD. 2022:19375867221091310. doi: 10.1177/19375867221091310

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May 11, 2022
Lim L, Zimring CM, DuBose JR, et al. HERD. 2022;Epub Apr 5.

Social distancing policies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic challenged healthcare system leaders and providers to balance infection prevention strategies and providing collaborative, team-based patient care. In this article, four primary care clinics made changes to the clinic design, operational protocols, and usage of spaces. Negative impacts of these changes, such as fewer opportunities for collaboration, communication, and coordination, were observed.

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Lim L, Zimring CM, DuBose JR, et al. Clinic design for safety during the pandemic: safety or teamwork, can we only pick one? HERD. 2022:19375867221091310. doi: 10.1177/19375867221091310